Creating an ecologically sustainable northern Australia
Hill, Rosemary (2005) Creating an ecologically sustainable northern Australia. In: Papers from the 2003 Charles Darwin Symposia, pp. 95-114. From: 2003 Charles Darwin Symposia, 17 - 18 July 2003, Darwin, NT, Australia.
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[Extract] Northern Australia is a region with a unique natural and social setting. The tropical lands and seas of Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf, the Top End and the Kimberley display a high diversity of habitats, including mangrove forests, fringing coral reefs, tropical savannas, rainforests, heathlands, mound springs, and provide the home for numerous animals, such as the eclectus parrot, the spotted cuscus and the palm cockatoo. This region includes the largest extent of near-natural tropical savanna landscapes in the world-Cape York Peninsula is outstanding globally for its high natural integrity; in the Kimberley region less than one per cent has been cleared.